Detroit Lions’ 2010 Schedule Preview: 16 Games, 16 Headlines (Part 1)

May 20, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

When is the last time the Detroit Lions had an “easy” schedule?
Every year, it seems, we decry the NFL for putting an impassible wall of a schedule before us. This year, that wall takes the form of the AFC East.
But then, how much of that is mere perception? Because we are (mostly) intelligent Lions fans, we know where we fall within the “good team/bad team” hierarchy, we understand: When you’re one of the worst teams in football, every schedule is full of teams that are better than you.
Note to the ones who predicted “playoffs” last year: You can stop reading now. I only write for those in the real world.
Note to Kevin Smith: I know you fit the bill above, but your heart was in the right place, so you and I are cool. Read on.
Anyway, it’s true once again the Lions have a number of games on the schedule that would make any fan smack their forehead in dread (the Patriots on Thanksgiving? Really?), but there are als...

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